(Posted Thu. Dec 4th, 2014)
The National Corn Growers Association welcomes Brooke Appleton as director of public policy and political strategy. Appleton brings an excellent combination of experience on the Hill, strong analytical skills and a production agriculture background. In this new position, she will handle transportation issues, Title II of the farm bill and other lobbying duties. Additionally, she will coordinate the efforts of the NCGA lobbying staff, St. Louis-based grassroots program, state associations and the NCGA CornPAC while building and maintaining strategic alliances in Washington.
“Brooke is an incredibly valuable addition to our team, and we are excited utilizing her unique skillset in an innovative manner,” said NCGA Vice President of Public Policy Jon Doggett. “She already has a wealth of experience interacting with the many stakeholders necessary to ensure the organization’s continued success. She will play a central role in shaping a forward-facing, cohesive strategy to address the many upcoming challenges farmers will face.”
Appleton most recently worked for the National Association of Wheat Growers as the director of government affairs for risk management. Previously, she also served on the staff of the House Committee on Small Business and in the office of Congressman Sam Graves of Missouri as a legislative assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness management from the University of Missouri and has also completed course work at the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague.